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Yoko Ono reaches out to youthful alt-rockers

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Yoko_lYou don’t have to be a hipster/Yoko Ono fan to be on the lookout for the CD Yes, I’m A Witch. Ono (who turned 74 on Sunday) chose modern artists like The Flaming Lips, Le Tigre, Peaches, and several other offbeat collaborators, including my fav psycho-but-talented musician, Cat Power. Yoko handed down her entire catalog of tracks for the artists to pick from, and what resulted is no ordinary mesh of music. Check out the ArjanWrites blog for a free download of Blow-Up’s version of Yoko’s “Every Man, Every Woman.”

I really like what Yoko Ono stands for — peace, love, sexual freedom, justice and all that good stuff — but I have never been a huge fan of her music. In the past, I found it to be a little over the top with the surreal/Studio 54 vibe, not to mention I could barely understand what the hell she was singing about. But by adding this new modern twist to her music, she’s winning me over and maybe others like me. (I’m out $11.99, but hey, now I have some new groovy tunes to add to mymusic rotation at my next bbq — whenever the hell evil Mr. Winterdecides to kick it.) What do you think, PopWatchers? Interested?

Originally posted February 21 2007 — 2:02 PM EST

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